This video shows laureate, President Anote Tong, giving his Acceptance Speech during the inaugural Sunhak Peace Prize Ceremony.
Climate change affects all of us in varying degrees of severity, but for my people and all those who live on atoll islands, we are at the frontline of this global calamity with the very real possibility that our islands, our livelihoods, our homes, our identity as people and as a culture may cease to exist well within this century.
As leaders we all have a duty to protect and nurture our people.
As parents and grandparents it is only natural, instinctive that we would safeguard, with our life, those who rely on us for their security and it is the moral obligation of all humanity to ensure that all future generations be guaranteed a safe and secure future.
- from President Anote Tong, Acceptance Speech -
The inaugural Sunhak Peace Prize Ceremony took place on August 28, 2015 at the Grand InterContinental Seoul Parnas.